Ocasio-Cortez Said Poised to Join Panel Overseeing Wall Street

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Valliere points to a recent Hill-HarrisX poll showing that 59% of respondents are in favor of the 70% top tax rate for the wealthy that Ocasio-Cortez suggested on a recent interview with "60 Minutes".

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a stunning upset over longtime Congressman Joe Crowley and now she's helping the progressive group that recruited her to find others to challenge Democratic incumbents.

Luckily, Ocasio-Cortez sprang into action, schooling the recently ousted governor that his analogy was completely wrong and proving that her Twitter game remains supreme.


She added: "Personally, I'm looking forward to digging into the student loan crisis, examining for-profit prisons/ICE detention, and exploring the development of public & postal banking. I started tuning in more to activism and really getting to the core of these issues", she said. In that short span of time she's become a popular figure in the Democratic Party and a media darling, praised by the left and often criticized by right.

Tulsi Gabbard, a lawmaker from Hawaii who says she plans to run for president in 2020, is also poised to join, the people said.

The majority of House Democrats still have to sign off on Ocasio-Cortez joining the financial services panel.


"She just takes us back to a big-spending, big-taxing Democratic Party", Lieberman told "Sunday Morning Futures".

"Who cares?" Trump said of her comments, brushing off the question with a hand gesture.

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that the richest Americans had once been subject to a 90 percent tax rate - although she did not mention that liberal tax deductions of the era had alleviated that burden.


After Anderson Cooper called Ocasio-Cortez's 70 percent top marginal tax rate suggestion and other bold progressive proposals a "radical agenda" during the "60 Minutes" interview, the NY congresswoman responded, "If that's what radical means, call me a radical".

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